Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

Melanie Lim

A Certified Public Accountant with master’s degrees in Business Management and English Language Teaching, Melanie T. Lim was born and raised in Cebu. While proudly homegrown, she concedes her time in the United States as well as the People’s Republic of China has shaped her internationalist views. Her multicultural orientation stems from her love of travel which has brought her to 47 countries. In 2000, she was awarded the Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Award (CAMMA) for Best Column. Writing is one of her passions, the other three being traveling, designing and doing housework. She is a certified workaholic who continues to work at seriously learning “how to chill.”

Columns

Lim: Holding on

Saturday, February 06, 2016

I ALWAYS told myself I would grow old gracefully. I would go with the flow, unresisting with the tide. But then I should have known that it’s one thing to PLAN to age gracefully and another to ACTUALLY age gracefully.

I am sitting at a beauty salon one day when a woman of about 25 walks past me. I glance at her face and then glance back at mine. I take another look at her face and then, once more, at mine. I repeat this inane activity a few more times.

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Lim: Wellness

Saturday, January 30, 2016

TODAY, we seek respite from illness by achieving wellness—a state of mind and body free of disease, distress and debilitation. But how do we arrive at this state of nirvana? There are no easy answers though the world is not lacking of wellness gurus.

Truth to tell, one size does not fit all. Nevertheless, there are basic elements we can incorporate in our frenetic lives. And these are all guaranteed to make a positive difference in our lives. The right diet. The right exercise. And the right frame of mind.

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Lim: IEC

Saturday, January 23, 2016

IF these three letters sound alien to you then you must have been living in a cave the last year or so. By now, every Cebuano knows that Cebu is proudly hosting the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) from January 24 to 31 this year.

Here are some fast facts about the IEC. It is held every four years for a period of eight days. The first IEC was held in 1881 in Lille, France and was the brainchild of a French lay woman who dedicated her life to defending the Church against its detractors.

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Lim: Nasty cabbies

Saturday, January 16, 2016

MY sister and I once had to take a taxi from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 to NAIA Terminal 2. Before my sister and I even had a chance to get into the cab, the driver was already acting nasty. When I asked him for my copy of the trip ticket issued at the counter in the airport, he scowled and pretended not to understand what I meant.

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Lim: Inescapable

Saturday, January 09, 2016

WHEN death steals someone you love, it hurts. But when death comes to someone you love after a long and lingering illness, it hurts more—because while a long illness may give everyone time to prepare for the inevitable, it draws an emotional as well as financial toll on the family waiting for the inescapable to happen.

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